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What if my phone does not support my upgraded SIM Card?

By the end of 2021, most cell phone service providers nationwide will have moved onto a 4G/5G network. Some people carry phones that America’s newest network does not support. If this happens to be you, we have smartphones at super affordable rates so that no one gets left behind during the nationwide transition to a 4G/5G network. Purchasing a phone from Q Link Wireless is the easiest option compared to switching cell phone service providers. You don’t need to apply again, transfer your number, or submit proof, with Q Link Wireless the process is fast and simple.

What if I have issues with my SIM Card?

As part of our commitment to great service, we’ve created a special technical support number that will get you to a live agent. If you have trouble with your FREE SIM Card, call 1 (888) 505-7678.

How do I activate my new SIM Card?

You will receive our SIM Card kit which includes your upgraded SIM Card, your ejector tool, and detailed instructions to help you successfully activate your new SIM Card and move onto our new network. Once you receive your SIM Card kit in the mail, open and follow the instructions through the end. For additional support, click here: https://qlinkwireless.com/Activate.aspx and follow these easy activation steps.

When will I get my SIM Card?

For current customers, it’s as easy as confirming your shipping address. Once you do so, we immediately ship your new SIM Card to you. We also send you an email confirmation with a tracking number that includes your estimated delivery date.

Why do I need to replace my SIM Card?

We have upgraded our network to 4G/5G. If you are a current Q Link customer and you haven’t received our new branded SIM Card (you may have a white SIM card), you will need to replace the old SIM Card in your phone with the new upgraded one (see below) that supports your new network.

Below is an image of our new, branded SIM Card to help guide you.

Why won’t my new SIM Card work with my ZTE?

If you have a Quest 5 and have received an error message after inserting your new SIM Card, then you’ve come to the right place! You’ll most likely have to update the software on your phone, so we’ve put together a few steps on how to get this started. Once completed, your phone & SIM Card should work smoothly.  

Pro tip: Before starting, make sure your new SIM Card has been removed from your phone and that your phone is at least 60% charged. Connecting your phone to a charger may also help. You should also be connected to Wi-Fi.

Check the version of your ZTE Software

Let’s start by checking the current version of your ZTE software.

  1. Go to Settings > Scroll down & Tap System
  2. Select Advanced > Then hit About phone
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and check your build number

If your build ends in B14, your phone is running on the latest ZTE software.

Now, if your build ends between B06 & B11, you will have to update your phone until it reaches version B14.

Build numbers are:

B06

B09

B10

B11

B14

Updating your ZTE Software

Now that you’ve found your build number, you can start from here.

  1. Go back and tap Advanced 
  2. Then, tap System Update > Hit ZTE Update
  3. Tap Check for Update 

If an update is found, your phone will automatically begin downloading it to your phone.

Once you have successfully updated your ZTE software, you’ll need to perform a Network Reset. This will clear “junk files” and makes your phone run faster. And don’t worry! A Network Reset won’t delete any files stored on your phone.

Resetting Your Network

  1. Tap Settings > Hit System
  2. Choose Reset Options > Then Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth

Once your ZTE software has reached B14, insert your new SIM Card into your phone and perform another Network Reset (see instructions above).

Your phone will then restart and connect to our upgraded network! You can now surf, stream and use all your favorite apps at faster speeds than ever before.

If you’ve completed each of these steps and your phone is still displaying an error message, it’s best to speak to our Tech Support team.

Give us a call at 1 (888) 505 – 7678 and we will connect you to an agent who can help resolve this issue for you.